Avnet EM first distributor certified for Renesas Board ID products

boardidPhoenix, Ariz. — Avnet Electronics Marketing is the first distributor certified by Renesas Technology America, Inc. to program the company’s security IC product, Board ID. To achieve certification, Avnet’s programming centers had to meet stringent programming, secure product handling, and key management procedures required for providing value-added support for this technology.

Board ID solutions enable machine-to-machine authentication to protect code and consumables, and authenticate access to the processor.

Customers can now receive training directly from Avnet field application engineers (FAEs) that have been certified to deliver technical support for customers looking to adopt Renesas Board ID to protect their intellectual property against piracy and cloning.

Renesas partnered with Avnet to make it easier for its customers to deploy its solutions and is working with the global distributor to deliver the PKI key-management and injection service cost-effectively. This will allow both companies to leverage large-scale security initiatives emerging in cyber security and smart grid applications as well as security improvements in health care networks, medical devices, and automated services that use web-connected devices.